Clemson Tigers Forget To Show Up Against South Carolina Gamecocks

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIINovember 29, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 28:  Patrick DiMarco #47 of the South Carolina Gamecocks fights off the tackle of Kavell Conner #33 of the Clemson Tigers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The rivalry has been alive since the 1880s and Clemson has dominated the nine of the past 10 meetings at Williams Brice Stadium. Unfortunately, it looks like the Tigers forgot their purpose on Saturday.

This is the 107th time the two teams have faced each other and Clemson fans were definitely disappointed after the match.  

Clemson suffered a few bad turnovers and could not overcome them. It seemed as the game went on, more stuff kept going wrong and the team could not get their act together.  

Many of the South Carolina fans say it serves us right after all of the bragging we have done since the last time they won in 2006. This win was also big for Steve Spurrier, who has not done anything for the Gamecocks all season before the game.

Clemson's Heisman contender, C.J. Spiller, did not have his best game either, which may seriously affect his chances at the trophy.  

This was an unfortunate end to the regular season. Winning the rivalry game would have lifted the spirits of the team and the fans going into the ACC Championship game this weekend in Tampa.